Just as I mentioned in my last post, I’ve gone and bought a pink sequin skirt. Me. Hater of pink. In my defence, I was more swayed by the sequins than the colour. I like that these sequins are a matte rosy pink instead of shiny bubblegum pink… it takes the fairy princess factor down a notch.
Also keeping my outfit out of princess territory are my slightly-ghetto-fabulous chrome nails. I’m in love with how shiny they are! After wearing these for a week, I’m not sure I can ever go back to normal polish.
The last details to kill any princess vibes are a badass chrome clutch and my standard Hermes studded cuff. Both look slightly weapon-y which makes me happy.
I don’t quite know what I was thinking when I bought this skirt, but I of course am more susceptible than most to the ‘shiny object’ syndrome when shopping. This skirt is not a length that I EVER wear because (frankly) it looks a bit frumpy on me, but again… shiny object syndrome.
My favourite part of this outfit is the slogan shirt. We very well may be going to San Tropez this summer, so it seemed like a good idea (plus, I hate crème brûlée). It’s also a nod to my new fitness challenge to myself. I’ve been pushing myself to go to gym twice as much for the last month, and I can’t believe how much better I feel. I sleep better, I’m less irritable, and I have much more energy (and my goodness, do I NEED it, as any of you who have met my particularly energetic four year old son can attest!). Trying to blog weekly, look after a young child, go to gym nearly every day, and launch a jewellery line (more on that very soon) is proving to be a real challenge. So far, this bigger time commitment to my health is paying dividends in energy to do everything else that I need to do.
I found a pair of pink sunglasses in my stash, and quickly figured out why I never wear them (they’re so transparent I can’t even wear them when it is sunny) so I switched them for my current favourite black ones. I’ll save these rose-tinted glasses for a grey day!
So, I seem to have finally been converted to pink. As you know, I think everyone needs a sequin skirt, and I suppose I needed to add a pink one to my arsenal. I’ll style it with more colour in the future… with lavender or green or sky blue, but for now, I’m practicing dipping my toe in pink waters. I’m even thinking of getting this pink waterfall necklace from my own shop (which I already have and LOVE in blue) to go with the skirt. Styling-wise, it makes sense to have two ‘anchor pieces’ in pink, and any other colours of shoes, coats, and tops can either contrast or match with them. I can put a simple sweater, a tank top, a sweatshirt, or a nice blouse between a pink necklace and a pink skirt and have a range of things to wear to any occasion.
Can you see yourself wearing a pink sequin skirt, or is it just too fairy princess for you?